benothing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ nothing.

Verb[edit]

benothing (third-person singular simple present benothings, present participle benothinging, simple past and past participle benothinged)

  1. (transitive) To reduce to nothing; annihilate.
    • 1915, Sir Henry John Newbolt, Aladore - Page 58:
      Now leave we Ywain to his fighting and turn we to the lady, that was there heavily cast down to be so left and benothinged.